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Hey LA, The Worst Time To Drive In The Rain Is Probably Not When You Think

Rain falls on a Southern California freeway during a recent storm.
Rain falls on a Southern California freeway during a recent storm.
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When it's raining, LA's roads are slick. So naturally there'd be more accidents when the roads are full, right? Wrong. Researchers from USC's data journalism project Crosstown recently crunched traffic and weather data and found some weird patterns.

The study highlights something weird about LA traffic: low traffic and rain is actually a bad combination.

A version of this story also appeared on our website LAist